What about the elderly or infirm?

Do you have family members living in assisted living facilities? Or perhaps loved ones at home who suffer from chronic health issues, such as multiple sclerosis?

If a bug out situation were to develop, do you have a way to transport them? If they aren’t at home with you, when will you get them? Will the facility release them into your care? Do you have the medical knowledge as well as supplies to care for them?

We all have heard the stories of what happened in hospitals after Hurricane Katrina. Do you have a plan in place to prevent your family member from becoming a victim of a “mercy killing?” Or, on the other hand, is that your plan?

It is a moral dilemma, that’s for sure. And one you should figure out and plan for now.

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Jim Cobb

Jim Cobb has been a student of survivalism and emergency preparedness for almost thirty years. As a young child, he drove his parents nuts with stockpiling supplies in the basement every time he heard there was a tornado watch in his area. Of course, being a child, those supplies consisted of his teddy bear, a few blankets and pillows, and random canned goods he grabbed from the kitchen cabinets. Later, he was the first (and likely only) child in his fifth grade class to have bought his very own copy of Life After Doomsday by Bruce Clayton. Today, he is a freelance writer whose work has been published in national magazines such as Boy’s Life and Complete Survivalist Magazine. He is a voracious reader with a keen interest in all stories with post-apocalyptic settings. He maintains the Library at the End of the World blog and is also the Content Director for SurvivalWeekly.com. He currently resides in a fortified bunker in the upper Midwest, accompanied by his lovely wife and their three adolescent Weapons of Mass Destruction. Jim's first book, Prepper's Home Defense, was published late 2012 and his second book, tentatively titled The Prepper's Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness, will be out in mid-2013, both coming from Ulysses Press.

3 thoughts on “What about the elderly or infirm?”

  1. While we're healthy we should put together our plan for what we will do when we become ill or infirm. Our wishes should be written down and available to those who will be in charge of taking care of us.

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